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Cramp-ball fungus weevil - Platyrhinus resinosus <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/93470/cramp-ball_fungus_weevil_-_platyrhinus_resinosus.html" title="Cramp-ball fungus weevil - Platyrhinus resinosus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/1332/93470_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1616630410&Signature=bem7rKAD7Cboyeypmdvwampe8pY%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Cramp-ball fungus weevil - Platyrhinus resinosus https://www.jungledragon.com/image/93469/cramp-ball_fungus_weevil_-_platyrhinus_resinosus.html<br />
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  1. That is one seriously cool beetle! Through all kinds of optical illusions, it appears a lot more bumpy than it really is. And that scissor-like mouth, how awesome! Posted 10 months ago
    1. This really is a small beetle with impressive decoration! At first, I thought it was a piece of tree bark, but then I saw that it was moving! It does not seem to be common. Posted 10 months ago
      1. It's seriously one of the coolest beetles I've seen yet, and that includes tropical ones. Posted 10 months ago
  2. Awesome Jivko. Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thank you, Paul! Posted 10 months ago
  3. Beautiful beetle and shot! Thanks for sharing Jivko :o) Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thank you, Arp! Posted 10 months ago
  4. Curious and wonderful little find. The weevil group surely does produce some fascinating looking characters. These three shots really give us a good all round detail, thank you. Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thank you, Ruth! I was very excited when I saw it. Strange little creature. Posted 10 months ago
  5. That is seriously cute, nice find Jivko! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thanks, Claire! Posted 10 months ago
  6. What an incredible beetle! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thank you, Christine! Posted 10 months ago
  7. Fantastic, Jivko, what a stunning weevil! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thank you, Felix! Posted 10 months ago
  8. Today's Facebook post:

    Whether you think it resembles tree bark or bird poop, one thing is for sure—the cramp-ball fungus weevil (Platyrhinus resinosus) is strikingly cryptic and beautiful!! These weevils live across Europe, and the larvae develop inside a fungus known as cramp balls (Daldinia concentrica), aka King Alfred's Cakes. {Spotted in Bulgaria by JungleDragon moderator, Jivko Nakev} #JungleDragon #Platyrhinusresinosus #weevil

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife/
    Posted 10 months ago
  9. What a fantastitical looking beast Jivko - Magic!! Posted 10 months ago
    1. It's really fantastic! Fungus weevils - they all are very cute. In this family, we have here members of 3 genera and they all look incredible!
      https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/animalia/arthropoda/insecta/coleoptera/anthribidae
      Posted 10 months ago
      1. Thank you, fascinating Jivko! Posted 10 months ago
  10. Amazing species,never seen before. Posted 10 months ago

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Platyrhinus resinosus (Scopoli, 1763) is a weevil of Anthribidae family. This large and distinctive weevil might only be confused with the similarly large Platystomos albinus but is readily distinguished by the presence of an incomplete transverse sub-basal pronotal keel, with a little experience both are immediately recognized. 7-15mm.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Apr 30, 2020. Captured Apr 30, 2020 17:54 in pl. "Nezavisimost", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • f/6.3
  • 1/80s
  • ISO2000
  • 70mm